2.1 ELINAR (Electronic Library Information Online Retrieval)
3.1 The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
3.2 UK Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN)
4.1 eLib: Electornic Libraries Programme (eLib)
Major Focus Area
These projects were focused on the higher education sector dealing with common problems like;
Large Scale Resource Discovery (Clumps)
Co-operative Academic Information Retrieval Network for Scotland
Music Libraries Online
Though these projects covered different geographical areas and subjects, they explored the possibility of virtual union catalogues using standards like Z39.50.
CURL Exemplars in Digital Archives
This project concentrated on developing guidelines for preserving different types of materials, policies for collection management, and recommendations for standards and techniques.
The turning of early projects into services
Higher Education Resources On-Demand (HERON)
Electronic Publishing Resource Services (EPRESS)
HERON offered a national service to the UK academic community for copyright clearance, digitization and delivery of book extracts and journal articles.
EPRESS provides tools, knowledge and information to help people publish electronic journals.
4.2 The Resource Discovery Network (RDN)
- BIOME (Medicine and Life Sciences) was led by the University of Nottingham
- Humbul (Humanities) was led by the University of Oxford
- EMC (Engineering, Mathematics and Computers) was led by Heriot-Watt University
- PSIgate (Physical Sciences) was led by CALIM, the Consortium of Academic Libraries In Manchester
- SOSIG (Social Sciences, Business and Law) was led by the University of Bristol
4.3 JISC IE Metadata Schema Registry
4.4 eBank UK (http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/projects/ebank-uk/)
4.5 Focus on Access to Institutional Resources (FAIR)
Accessing the Virtual Museum
BioMed Image Archive
Harvesting the Fitzwilliam Museum
- c. Portals – these projects examined the provision of access to externally sourced content alongside internally surfaced assets.
4.6 ePrints UK (http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/projects/eprints-uk/)
4.7 British Library Digital Library Programme
4.8 BOPCRIS (British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service)
4.9 Medical Journals Back Files
4.10 Newsfilm Online
4.11 A Digital Library of Core e‑Resources on Ireland (2007-2009)
4.12 Oxford Digital Library
4.13 The Cambridge Digital Library (http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/)
6. References / web links
- Chowdhury G G, Chowdhury Sudatta. (2003). Introduction to Digital Library, London, Facet Publication
- Nabil R. Adam … (ed.) (1995) McDigital Libraries: research and technology advances; selected papers / ADL 95 forum, USA, McLean, Verginia
- Digital Library in Education, Science and Culture: an analytical survey athttp://iite.unesco.org/pics/publications/en/files/3214660.pdf
- Justine Kitchen & Simon Jennings (2000) The resource discovery network: Www.rdn.ac.uk, New Review of Information Networking, 6:1, 157-165, DOI: 10.1080/13614570009516959http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13614570009516959
- 2020 Vision Project: Size, Scope and Use of British Library Collections, Internal discussion paper, February 2010, British Library, UK; available at:http://www.bl.uk/aboutus/stratpolprog/2020vision/sizescopeuse.pdf
- King, Ed. "Digitisation of British Newspapers 1800-1900." 19th Century British Newspapers. Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning, 2007.
- Jill Russell. "EThOS: from Project to Service". April 2009, Ariadne Issue 59; Available athttp://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue59/russell/